Workshops and Independent Projects Information

Recording a Flex Workshop/Activity

Faculty should enroll in flex workshops before the workshop sessions, but the flex system allows enrollment up to midnight on the day of the workshop.  To enroll after the workshop date, contact the flex coordinator at your college.  Online verification of completion of instruction improvement activities by faculty will be required by the deadline dates listed at Deadline Dates.  Faculty must go to "Your Contract" and mark attended at workshops and completion of independent projects.

Independent Projects

Independent Project is an activity that an individual faculty member uses to enhance the quality of effectiveness of their instructional knowledge and/or skill.  Faculty will be required to self-report completion of an independent project.

For independent projects that have been submitted ("In Process" status) and approved ("Input" status), faculty must return to "Your Contract" after completion of the project to: 1) mark the project completed; and 2) click the submit button to receive flex credit.

Independent project proposals will not require advance agreement.  however, if during the origination of your project that status is "See Dean/Chair," it is best that you check with your Chair and/or Dean for ways to modify the project proposal.  you should then resubmit the project to receive full flex credit.

All independent projects must be submitted online and according to provision 7.1.4 of the AFT contract.  To create your independent project, follow the procedures described in the here.  Please allow 48 business hours for the review of your independent project.

The deadline for submission of Independent Projects for approval will be the Monday of week 12 of the semester.

     Fall 2015: November 9, 2015
     Spring 2016: April 11, 2016

After an Independent Project has been approved, the project must end and be marked as completed on the Faculty Flex website before the following deadlines to receive Flex credit:

     Fall 2015: December 14, 2015
     Spring 2016: May 16, 2016

Emails are sent to the faculty district email account with any status updates of the Independent Project you submitted.  You can also view and update the state of your project in  "Your Contract."